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Hello, everyone.

I'd like to announce that I'm leaving deviantART in the end of April. The reasons for my decision are a few and I don't want to write down long explanations, I'd just say deviantART is not giving me enough opportunities to express myself, neither is is helping me appreciate art enough.

I know it's the biggest art website out there, but I began to find it too messy and even snobby over the years. It's the biggest art community, yet most people are self-centered and not really hostile. I don't think giving out llama badges for free or for points is the rightful way to attract people, for example. I basically admire almost any kind of art, not only photography, but unfortunately the website is full of tasteless and ugly 'artworks': desktop screenshots, photos of lunch food, pet cats and such stuff. I'll give you an example. Whenever I browse the website I come across not to artistic nude photographies but to PORN! For instance, I search the People & Portraits category with a key word and stumble upon close-up photos of male and female reproductive organs, listed as Artistic Nude. It's tasteless, gross and disturbing. I don't think ''tea'' has anything to do with a ''macro'' photo of a clitoris or a penis, for example, but it's still tagged like this. If I wanted that kind of ''tea'' I'd just browse a porn site, but not hopelessly trying to find portraits of people drinking tea. 

Also, I used to have many deviantart friends, who were actively submitting artworks which I appreciated and was inspired of, or we were writing thoughtful critiques and comments to each others. It was a real community, but regrettably many of these people forgot about the site and moved to other communities, so I was kind of left here alone. 

Also, I'd like to really focus on my photography skills, so I chose a website more suitable for photography. If you're still interested in my photography and don't want to miss it, make sure you like my Facebook Page and my 500px! ;)

Feel free to share with me your facebook and 500px pages, as well as Twitter and Instagram accounts, so I can stay in touch with your art :heart:

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Ivan Mitkov
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Residence: Sofia, Bulgaria.
Education:I'm currently a junior university student of Molecular Biology in the University of Sofia.
Interests: Photography and photo retouch, Biology, Science, Nature, Traveling, Cycling, Music, Friends.
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happy birthday! :party:
ivanmitkoff Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! ^_^
Dieffi Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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thefreewolf Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav: s
IMG_6735 shore heaven
Thanks for your fave :)
viplolz Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mersi za fav-a :)
Danijel-Knez Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Greetings and thank you for all the faves!
ivanmitkoff Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
ZacAvalanche Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Hey, thanks so much for the :llama:!  :D

I hope you'll watch my page. :la:

You might be interested to know, I have a 2,000 point giveaway going on right now.  You can check it out at my page!


Thanks again! :hug: 


p.s. I just launched the official website for my web-comic Life with Superheroes!
I have been building it myself, so I would love to know what you think. :D
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